Annual Halloween Event hosted by the West Baton Rouge Parish Library and West Baton Rouge Museum
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Annual Halloween Event
hosted by the West Baton Rouge Parish Library and West Baton Rouge Museum
Friday, October 27th from 5:30 – 8:00pm, Free
The West Baton Rouge Parish Library and the West Baton Rouge Museum are promising tricks, treats and terribly fun activities and entertainment for Halloween revelers, young and old, on Friday evening, October 27, 2017 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. on the grounds of the West Baton Rouge Museum. Enjoy trick or treating, vintage holiday games, robotics activities, music and more! All are welcome to come in costume and are encouraged to bring goodie bags for collecting sweet treats and blankets or lawn chairs to sit and enjoy the evening’s festivities. This entire evening of events is free and open to the public.

From 5:30 – 6:55 p.m., enjoy vintage games, craft making, concerts in the courtyard featuring the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society and in front of the Arbroth Plantation Store featuring the Port Allen High School Alumni Band, a visit from LSU’s Tiger H.A.T.S. Dogs dressed in costume, a West Baton Rouge Parish Library Robot activity, and trick-or-treating at the historic houses on the museum’s six acre campus. The Halloween Celebration also recognizes October as Fire Prevention Month.  The West Baton Rouge Fire Department will be present to demonstrate “Stop, Drop and Roll” fire safety techniques and will provide families an opportunity to practice them in its smoke house trailer.

At 7:00 p.m., the fun doesn’t end! Everyone is invited to have a seat under the stars for the grand finale’ featuring a live animal performance entitled “Creepy Freaky Animals and Why They Are,” presented by Zoo Zoom: The Little Zoo on Wheels. The audience will have an opportunity for limited contact with some of the animals at the end of the show.

The Library and Museum have jointly sponsored annual Halloween festivities since 1993. The West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 North Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen. For more information, visit the Library’s Facebook page, or call the Library at (225)342-7920, Ext. 227, 224, or 231 and visit the museum’s website, or call (225)336-2422 Ext. 15.

Generations of Struggle: Readings
Oct 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

“Generations of Struggle: Readings,” an LEH/NEH program featuring a viewing of the film Slavery by Another Name, followed by two books: A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest Gaines, and Between the World and Me, by Ta Nehisi Coates.

Holiday Open House 2017
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Manship Theatre Screening of Black Orpheus
Feb 8 all-day

This 1959 film made in Brazil is an adaptation of the Greek legend of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth set during Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. For ticket information, visit

Greater Baton Rouge Regional National History Day Contest
Mar 3 all-day

 Student and judges’ registration is now open at for this competition that will be held at West Baton Rouge Museum. Finalists will move on to state at the National WWII Museum in April and potentially to Nationals in D.C. this summer!

Dulcimer Fête
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day
Teachers Institute 2018 – Rural Engineuity: Cultivating Critical Thinking Skills in the Classroom
Jul 16 – Jul 17 all-day

The West Baton Rouge Museum will open registration for the 2018 Teachers’ Institute on Monday, March 26, 2018. The two-day summer professional development series is designed for in-service K-12 teachers across all subject areas. This summer will be the twelfth year the museum is offering this professional development program. Participants will produce a theme-based lesson with the help of museum staff and special guests for use in their classrooms. They will also receive classroom resource materials, a certificate of participation, and a $100 stipend upon completion of all
institute activities and assignments. Daily lunches are provided. The Teachers’ Institute is limited to 25 participants. Availability is based on a first-come-first-serve basis. Registration forms may be downloaded from by clicking this link or picked up at the museum. Completed forms may be faxed to (225) 336-2448 or emailed to Museum Educator, Gwenn LaViolette, at
[email protected]. For more information, please call Museum Educator, Gwenn LaViolette at (225) 336-2422 x16.

Click Here to Download a Registration Form

SugarFest 2018
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annual West Baton Rouge “Veterans on Parade” 2018
Oct 11 @ 1:30 pm

The parade will conclude with a ceremony and reception at the West Baton Rouge Museum. FREE.

Holiday Open House 2018
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm